Total Joint Specialists
Hip and Knee Replacement in the Greater Atlanta Area
Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic hip pain. If you’re not getting relief of pain with conventional therapies, it may be time to consider the benefits of robotic hip surgery. At Total Joint Specialists, with 8 offices through Georgia, including in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, and Woodstock, the skilled surgeons offer the advanced Mako® and VELYS™ robotic-assisted surgery systems for hip repair or replacement. Find out if robotic hip surgery is right for you by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.
Robotic Hip Surgery Q&A
Why would I need robotic hip surgery?
Your hip joints can break down with age or degenerative diseases like arthritis. When you’re no longer able to treat chronic hip pain with physical therapy or medications, you may be a candidate for robotic hip surgery.
The orthopedic surgeons at Total Joint Specialists may recommend hip surgery to treat joints damaged by osteoarthritis. These degenerative conditions can interfere with your quality of life and cause a disability.
The surgeons offer the Mako® robotic-assisted surgical technologies to repair or replace damaged hip joints. During a replacement surgery, they replace your damaged joint with an artificial device that functions like your natural joint.
The goals of robotic hip surgery are to provide long-term relief of chronic hip pain and to improve the overall function and health of your hip joints.
What is involved in robotic hip surgery?
During robotic hip surgery, the surgeons at Total Joint Specialists control a robotic arm with a computer console. The arm holds specialized surgical instruments and a high-definition camera.
The camera sends 3D images of the surgical site to an external monitor that your surgeon references through the procedure. They can control the robotic arm with a high level of precision to minimize damage to surrounding tissue when replacing your joint.
The Mako system also offers advanced planning options so your surgeon can customize a surgical plan to meet your needs.
After your procedure is complete, you can follow the Force Therapeutics recovery program Total Joint Specialists offers. This free, video-based recovery program features a patient portal that allows you to communicate with your care team and gives you access to your recovery plan at any time so you can heal more efficiently.
What are the benefits of robotic hip surgery?
Unlike traditional surgery, robotic surgery allows your surgeon to access your hip joint through small incisions. This allows for a faster recovery time with less risk for scarring and fewer complications like bleeding and infections.
The robotic surgical arm also gives your surgeon a high level of control over the surgical tools. The technology enhances their surgical information to provide you with better outcomes, especially for complicated hip joints.
To find out if you’re a candidate for robotic hip surgery, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Total Joint Specialists office nearest you today.